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How to achieve sustainable design with terrazzo

Terrazzo - testimony to sustainable architecture

More and more architectural practices are aiming to use environmentally friendly building materials.

It is safe to say that, terrazzo is the first ‘green’ flooring material. At InOpera Group we can help you to achieve sustainable design results by customising the aggregates in the terrazzo.

Terrazzo was originated in the 15th century Northern Italy when workers of the local marble quarry bagged the crumbs of their work and mixed the chips with mortar to make faux stone floors for their terraces.

Terrazzo making insitu process
Terrazzo laying process in situ with marble and stone chips

Today terrazzo is composed of marble, recycled glass, plastic or seashell chips, set in a cement or resin binder. Terrazzo finishes are evaluated on their environmental value, factoring in elements such as materials longevity, recycled contents and ease of maintenance. The material also brings together design flexibility, timeless aesthetics and durability.

Terrazzo Aggregates
Precious stones can be used as aggregates too

If you’re an architect or designer and looking to achieve a ‘green’ result for your next project, you can do so by selecting the proper aggregate for your terrazzo surfaces. This can include post-consumer or post-industrial recycled glass, porcelain, concrete, as well as decorative marble or even plastic.

InOpera Group can readily supply materials directly from factories where they process a wide variety of aggregates.

With a stock of aggregates readily available, we can help architects to choose the best possible ingredients for your design and project.

Terrazzo aggregates achieve sustainable design marble
Terrazzo aggregate samples

Our material experts are available to discuss our terrazzo product line, pricing and further information.